SDN/NFV-based handover management approach for ultradense 5G mobile networks

We propose a Software-Defined Handover solution to optimize the handover in future 5G networks

Amina Gharsallah; Faouzi Zarai; Mahmoud Neji

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • With the great increase of connected devices and new types of applications, mobile networks are witnessing exponential growth of traffic volume
  • It is widely agreed that the fifth-generation mobile network will be ultradense and heterogeneous
  • The software-defined networking has global network control ability so that various functions such as the handover control can be implemented in the SDN architecture to manage the handover efficiently
  • We propose a Software-Defined Handover solution to optimize the handover in future 5G networks
  • Simulation results demonstrate that, compared with the conventional LTE handover strategy, the proposed approach significantly reduces the handover failure ratio and handover delay
  • The Software-Defined Handover Management Engine is defined in the application plane of the SDN architecture, executed by the control plane to orchestrate the data plane

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